Acknowledgments Introduction Exercise: Cleansing Your Stone 1 Obsidian The Spear and the Mirror Meditation: Honing Your Strength Exercise: Learning to Scry Meditation: Seeing the Shadow Meditation: Stepping into the Void 2 Jade The Mask and the Immortals Meditation: Removing the Mask Meditation: Meeting Your Guardian Dragon Meditation: Dreaming with Jade Meditation: Entering the Gateway 3 Lapis Lazuli The Starry Sky and the All-Seeing Eye Meditation: Remembering Your Celestial Origins Meditation: Activating the All-Seeing Eye Meditation: Sitting on the Throne 4 Emerald The Grail and the Tablet Meditation: Reflecting on the Tablet Meditation: The Grail of the Heart Meditation: Finding Eden 5 Amethyst Temperance and Alchemy Meditation: Releasing Limitations Meditation: Invoking the Violet Flame Meditation: Entering the Temple Exercise: Creating Sanctuary 6 Quartz The Wand and the Lens Meditation: The Crystal Wand Meditation: The Crystal Light Meditation: Crystallizing Oneself Exercise: Programming a Crystal 7 Diamond The Unconquerable and the Thunderbolt Meditation: Adamantine Light Meditation: The Thunderbolt Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index Meditation: Healing Greed
Nicholas Pearson has been immersed in all aspects of the mineral kingdom for more than 20 years. He began teaching crystal workshops in high school, later studying mineral science at Stetson University while pursuing a degree in music. He worked for several years at the Gillespie Museum, home to the largest mineral collection in the southern United States. A certified teacher and practitioner of Usui Reiki Ryoho, he teaches crystal and Reiki classes throughout the United States. He lives in Orlando, Florida.
"A gem of a book. The perfect initiation into crystal mysteries. Accessible, immensely fascinating, and practical at the same time. The archetypes have great depth and wisdom." * Judy Hall, author of The Crystal Bible series * "A deep and thorough exploration of seven power stone spirits.Rather than just list the properties of the stones, Nicholas Pearson uses the history, myth, and science of the stones to create experiences that allow you to directly engage with their energies and spiritual lessons. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned some new things about some old favorite stones." * Christopher Penczak, author of the Temple of Witchcraft series * "Nicholas Pearson is one of the most plainly knowledgeable mineral persons I have met in my life. He masterfully bridges the worlds of the head and the heart, along with corresponding rituals. The crystal adventure is just beginning. Read this book and you will walk in both those worlds, and your life will be forever enriched--likely enchanted." * Marilyn Twintreess, coauthor of the Stones Alive! trilogy * "Nicholas Pearson's book The Seven Archetypal Stones is well researched and beautifully written, offering new insights, meditations, and practices for seven of the most fascinating stones in history. It is refreshing to see a new generation of crystal authors like Nicholas Pearson." * Katrina Raphaell, author of the Crystal Trilogy *